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Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

Michael Doebeli


Understanding the mechanisms driving biological diversity remains a central problem in ecology and evolutionary biology. Traditional explanations assume that differences in selection pressures lead to different adaptations in geographically separated locations. This book takes a different approach and explores adaptive diversification—diversification rooted in ecological interactions and frequency-dependent selection. In any ecosystem, birth and death rates of individuals are affected by interactions with other individuals. What is an advantageous phenotype therefore depends on the phenotype o ... More

Keywords: biological diversity, ecology, evolutionary biology, adaptive diversification, ecosystem, phenotype, frequency-dependent selection, adaptive dynamics, evolutionary branching, coevolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691128931
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691128931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Doebeli, author
University of British Columbia